Review: Sandisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer (SDDR-289-X20)

The Sandisk ImageMate All-in-One has been around for ages in different types and forms. This is their latest and fastest version to date. First off, don’t mistake this for the older SDDR-289-A20. They do look similar but its redesigned and does now support the UHS-1 cards to the fullest.

The reason i’m writing this is because i had such trouble finding a review for it. I wanted to know if it was fast at all since the box or the specs doesn’t reveal anything but the max speed of USB 3.0 (500Mb/s).
Ive had a lot of memory card readers in the past and the read & write speed has differed on every single one.

For the test i used a SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB SDHC UHS-1 95Mb/s and Check Flash 1.16.2.

The speeds were really desirable to say the least, its hard to know if its the reader or the memory card that max out at these speeds.

Read: 83.67MB/s
Write: 74.77MB/s

The price might seem much ($44, €30, 290SEK) but totally worth it.

Available here internationally SanDisk ImageMate All-In-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer SDDR-289-X20,White

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  1. I couldn’t find any more info about these two models except your article. At SanDisk website I only find SDDR-289-A20 model which you claim that is the previous model and that SDDR-289-X20 is better. I need a reader to use with my SanDisk Extreme 45MB/s SDHC cards and I’m a bit confused as I didn’t find SDDR-289-X20 in the website. Are there any other differences between the two models? Which do you suggest for me to buy?

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